About the Author: Mike King, also known as “Dr. Mike,” is a pediatric dentist who uses jokes and magic tricks to entertain his patients. He wrote this story because event though Flossopher and Cavidorg are made-up characters, the cavity bugs are not. And he’s determined to outwit them. He writes screenplays and does stand-up comedy in New York City, where he lives with his wife, Sophie, and their daughter, Annabelle. You can find out more about Dr. Mike and his practice at fundentists.com, and check out Flossopher.com to learn more about the book.
An Adventure for Young Tooth Brushers
by “Dr. Mike” King
Illustrations by Rick Ellis
Flossopher knows everything there is to know about taking care of teeth. He lives in the Brite forest, where his job is to make sure that all his friends keep their teeth clean and sparkly.
Flossopher and the Brushing Trees is an adventure book for young tooth brushers; a children’s book that teaches the importance of taking care of your teeth. The Brite Forest is where Flossopher lives with his friends. The evil Cavidorg plots to steal the magic Brushing Crown from Sparkla, the mother of all Brushing Trees. Without the toothbrushes that the Brushing Trees grow, no one will brush, and everyone’s teeth will turn rotten. That way Cavidorg’s plant, Denture-Con, can make even more fake teeth for the world. Flossopher must find a way to defeat Cavidorg and keep all the teeth in the Brite Forest clean and healthy.
Dr. Charles Kaner, Chief of Dental Perio Division, Mt. Sinai Hospital:
“My favorite children’s book that shows the importance of brushing and taking care of your teeth!”
About the Illustrator: Rick Ellis is a cartoonist-illustrator who has worked on several children’s books and is the cartoonist for the syndicated cartoon strip Half Baked Comics. With his wife and five children, he enjoys life and all the beauty and humor that life provides. You can view more of Rick’s work at HalfBakedComics.com.
To hear our interview with Dr. Mike, click on the grey podcast bar belows